SANTA CLARITA, Calif.- A brush fire that burned to the edges of dwellings in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains north of Los Angeles was 20 percentage enclose Sunday and was no longer threatening residences.
Crews were taking advantage of calmer gusts and improving a bound all over the smoldering glow that devoured about 1.7 square miles of thick-skulled chaparral in a rugged canyon.
Some 2,000 people cast escaping from about 750 dwellings in the Stevenson Ranch area of the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday were allowed to return after nightfall.
“It was a little spooky, ” resident Jessica Leone told KCAL-TV, praising the quick any act of firefighters. “They did such an amazing job.”
Aerial photos depicted the flames came to the property line of a ridgetop residence that was covered in fervour retardant.
Crews contended with gusts gusting up to 25 mph Saturday as the glow burned close to Interstate 5, the main route connecting Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley.
“The ignites were hopping in circles around our house, ” Victor Roman told the Los Angeles Daily News after parcelling his valuables and making a speedy departure with his wife.
He said he saw a gondola crash over the side of the road in the early stages of the fuel and believed the shipwreck activated the flames.
However, volley officials said the cause of the fuel has not been determined.